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Birth Control Pill

How Green Is Your Birth Control? (POLL)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the abundance of contraceptive products available, many have begun to examine the environmental ramifications of their birth control. The fear of...

Goodbye to You, Yaz

Doug Bremner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Bremner

Yaz wasn't approved to treat PMDD and acne, and in any case, not all women have PMDD or untreated acne, even though the makers of Yaz probably wish that that was the case.

Birth Control Pill Yaz's False Advertising: Doesn't Help Acne, Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

New York Times | NATASHA SINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals has just introduced a new $20 million advertising campaign for Yaz, the most popular birth control pill in the United...

Rep. Chris Smith Wants to Criminalize the Birth Control Pill (Seriously...)

Joshua Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Zeitz

Access to basic birth control and family planning services is a fundamental right. By attempting to criminalize the pill, Chris Smith's policies increase the number of unintended pregnancies.

The Pill Makes Women Choose Bad Boyfriends: Study | Jeanna Bryner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Birth-control pills could screw up a woman's ability to sniff out a compatible mate, a new study finds. While several factors can send a woman swooni...

40 Years Later, an "Infallible" Ban on Modern Birth Control

Robert Engelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Engelman

The Church's policy paradoxically has made it harder for people of every faith to use safe and effective contraception, especially if they are young, unmarried, and poor.

An Outrageous Attempt by the Bush Administration to Undermine Women's Rights

Hillary Clinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hillary Clinton

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is poised to put in place new barriers to accessing common forms of contraception by labeling them "abortion." We can't let them get away with this.

Harball Flirts With Women Voters

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

If Chris Matthews and the mainstream media want to add something productive to the reproductive rights debate, they should move off the 70's polarization created by the far-right.

Myths About The Pill

Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rock Positano

There's probably no prescription medicine more familiar than the birth control pill. After all, when a woman says she's taking "the Pill," everyone k...

Study: The Pill Protects Against Cancer

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON — Women on the birth control pill are protected from ovarian cancer, even decades after they stop taking it, scientists said. British res...